Adaptive evolution of the symbiotic gene NORK is not correlated with shifts of rhizobial specificity in the genus Medicago

@article{Mita2007AdaptiveEO,
  title={Adaptive evolution of the symbiotic gene NORK is not correlated with shifts of rhizobial specificity in the genus Medicago},
  author={St{\'e}phane De Mita and Sylvain Santoni and Jo{\"e}lle Ronfort and Thomas Bataillon},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={210 - 210}
}
The NODULATION RECEPTOR KINASE (NORK) gene encodes a Leucine-Rich Repeat (LRR)-containing receptor-like protein and controls the infection by symbiotic rhizobia and endomycorrhizal fungi in Legumes. The occurrence of numerous amino acid changes driven by directional selection has been reported in this gene, using a limited number of messenger RNA sequences… CONTINUE READING